Jason Goldman, former Twitter product manager, named the White House’s first Chief Digital Officer
The White House has named its first Chief Digital Officer, Jason Goldman. Goldman was previously VP of Product at Twitter, and has worked at Google. Goldman will start his new gig April 6.
Goldman, who is said to keep a low profile (search for him online to see), announced the move on Medium.
“For the last few years I’ve mostly worked on building tools that give people a voice online,” wrote Goldman. “What I’m doing next is different. I’m going to go work at the White House as Chief Digital Officer. When I start on April 6, my job will be to help create more meaningful online engagement between government and American citizens.”
“Goldman brings new energy and coveted expertise as someone who’s helped shape the digital age,” President Obama said in the announcement.
In that same announcement, the White House named Shailagh Murray as Senior Advisor to the President, replacing Dan Pfeiffer. Murray, a former Washington Post reporter, previously served as the Vice President Joe Biden’s Communications Director.